While the Mets universe concentrated on the Carig piece, the Mets played a game against the Phillies and came out on the short side of a 6-2 score Friday night in Philadelphia.
Matt Harvey continued to be unimpressive. He was solidly in the mid-90s with his fastball but with no breaking ball to speak of, hitters were able to sit dead red. And in a perfect end to his 2017 campaign, Harvey balked in a run when the ball fell from his hand during his windup.
Hansel Robles did nothing to improve his chances of getting tendered a contract in the offseason as he gave up two homers.
Jose Reyes and Dominic Smith accounted for the Mets scoring, as each belted a solo homer. Smith also drew a walk and was unable to field an in-play pop-up. He’s been nearly the exact opposite of what we were expecting. Good power, few hits and rotten defense.
Kevin McGowan and Jacob Rhame each threw a scoreless inning. Rhame’s ERA now sits at 11.57 with the Mets.